Geothermal Heat Pumps

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What Is Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal energy is the heat from the earth. It can be found almost anywhere, including Pennsylvania.

Geothermal heating capitalizes on the fact that temperatures in the Earth remain fairly constant when digging just a few feet below the surface. Whether you live somewhere where temperatures fluctuate or somewhere with a more constant temperature, the temperature below the surface stays relatively the same.

The upper part of the earth’s crust, roughly the first ten feet of ground, can maintain a temperature between about 50°F and 60°F. Geothermal heat pumps can use this energy to heat and cool buildings while using less energy than a typical HVAC system.

Geothermal heat pumps do not burn fossil fuels; instead they simply transfer heat from the earth to your home and back out. Because these pumps harness the earth’s available energy, they can save you anywhere from 30 to 70 percent on your bill over the next five to ten years.

Say it’s 5°F one night during the winter, and you have your thermostat set for a cozy 72°F in your home. It takes a lot less energy to reach your desired temperature if the starting point is 55°F using a geothermal heat pump.

How Does Geothermal Work?

Geothermal HVAC systems use a series of equipment and piping to transfer the earth’s energy to and from your house. A heat pump exchanger is the series of pipes called the “loop.” This loop of pipes is buried in the ground either vertically or horizontally, depending on the geography of the region. A fluid (usually water mixed with environmentally friendly antifreeze) is circulated through the pipes to absorb and dispel the heat from the ground. This heat is then extracted by the heat pump unit and delivered in or out of your living spaces using conventional ductwork air delivery systems.

Don’t Let The Name Fool You!

Geothermal heat pumps can heat and cool a building. They can even be equipped to provide hot water.

Will It Work In My Building?

Geothermal heat pumps are flexible and can be installed in new construction or retrofitted to work with existing systems.

Geothermal Is Environmentally Friendly!

Geothermal systems require very little maintenance and are environmentally conscious. These systems use the least amount of electricity, reduce air and water pollution, and produce the fewest emissions. They are safe for the environment as well as your home. They also provide the most stable comfort level, with more efficient humidity control and less noise.

Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance in Mount Joy, ST 17545

“Very thorough and informative”
- Bret L.

Geothermal Heat Pump Repair in Shillington, ST 19607

“Did great jod.”

- Nilesh P.

Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance in Denver, ST 17569

“Polite. Professional. Friendly”

- Gerald H.

Geothermal Heat Pump Repair in Lebanon, ST 19506

“Aaron S. solved the heating issue and was very thorough, thinking through and checking all aspects of the system before departing. I would request Aaron's help again.”

- Matthew S.

Geothermal Heat Pump Installation in Downingtown, ST 19335

“Geothermal replacement- Started off with a great experience with Nate. Nate is well versed in the HVAC field and was able to answer all the technical and performance questions I had along the way. Install went perfect….Jarrod and crew were punctual on all aspects of the install. Concerns of improper duct work, an oversized unit and shoddy workmanship on my existing system were corrected during the install . As an engineer with 30 years of experience in the field and trades I couldn't have asked for a better company- Communication and Integrity with these folks….Glad to be a reference for them!”

- Joseph D.

Geothermal Heat Pump Repair in Lebanon, ST 17003

“A very pleasant experience with everyone at Vertex. They explained all questions thoroughly and were quick to respond with our service needs. Our technician, Steve, was awesome! Answered all our questions, was quick and very personable. Vertex will definitely be our first call for all our HVAC needs.”

- Justin S.

Geothermal Heat Pump Replacement in Denver, ST 19541

“Vertex team did a great job. Started with Nate and the sale. Nate is very knowledgeable and patient w an engineer that likes to ask questions. Worked though several options, listening to my concerns and come to the right system solution. Jared and the installation team worked quickly and professional. Everyone answered my curious questions thoroughly and confidently. Jared walked me through the entire system and made sure I was good with the system installed.”

- Steve M.

Geothermal Heat Pump Installation in Honey Brook, PA 19344

“My wife and I had a geothermal heat/ac system installed in sept15. We have a 175-year-old atone house with trees as joists, which made it a difficult install. They did an outstanding job. The team they sent for the few days was outstanding and were total professionals. Highly recommend the system works fantastic and vertex for the install.”

- George D.

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